Here is an instructive juxtaposition. First, one aspect of the new US ‘timetable’ for Israeli-Palestinian quiet:
The document demands, among other things, that Israel approve and support in an “immediate and ongoing” manner the requests of U.S. security coordinator Dayton for the provision of required armaments, ammunition and equipment for security forces under the control of and reporting to the PA chairman [Mahmoud Abbas of the Fatah faction] in the West Bank and Gaza. — Ha’aretz
Next, a statement from the selfsame Fatah mentioned above:
Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, threatened on Thursday to carry out resistance attacks outside the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, unless the internationally-imposed economic embargo is lifted.
In a statement sent to reporters, the brigades held the Israeli occupation and the United States responsible for the financial and political boycott of the Hamas-led coalition government.
“We will not simply keep idle toward those who are imposing the siege”, the statement reads…
Fatah, of President Mahmoud Abbas, jointly with Hamas and other Palestinian parties, make up the current coalition on basis of respect of signed peace agreements and commitment to resisting the Israeli occupation. — IMEMC
Why does the US consider it wise to provide “armaments, ammunition, and equipment” to these terrorists, who appear to be directly threatening both Israel and US interests?